Douglas Crockfort: JavaScript – The Good Parts

From my reading list: Douglas Crockfort analyzes JavaScript and describes what he feels are the good parts and the inevitable bad parts.
I like his different approach to JavaScript and his scientific way of describing it and proving his points.

Douglas Crockfort analyzes JavaScript and describes what he feels are the good parts and the inevitable bad parts.

It is a well structured, almost scientific read. Which could have been rather boring, wouldn’t it be for his way of writing. I really like this book for his different approach to JavaScript. It helped me to understand some weird stuff I had always taken as inevitable but never understood because I usually look for logical connections and structures and get confused if, all of a sudden, that doesn’t apply anymore.

Rather short read for a book about a programming language but don’t let this trick you! It is packed with information and I probably will have to re-read several passages.

In my opinion, it does anticipate a solid programming background. Therefore I would not feel comfortable to give it to an absolute beginner of JavaScript.

You might like to check out JavaScript – The Definitive Guide as well.